Archive: 2011 April
Rules of evidence and what police must say and do during the arrest process have been an area of concern for the U.S. Supreme Court more or less since the founding of the Nation. The words “you have the right to remain silent” have been a staple of police TV dramas and movies ever since the Supreme Court formulated specific language to be used in custodial arrest procedures in the Miranda v. Arizona (1966).
With little time to recover from the eleventh-hour budget agreement that averted a government shutdown, Congress will soon be forced backed to the bargaining table as the Nation comes closer to its statutory debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion – the current legal limit on how much money the United States can borrow.
Overshadowed by the suspense over keeping the government running beyond the April 8 continuing resolution deadline was a House vote that same day on “net neutrality.”